101 episodes

Behind every collector's obsession is a story. On "For Keeps," the world's most passionate enthusiasts share surprising tales about their personal collections — and their unbreakable connections with them.

For Keeps David Peterkofsky

    • Leisure
    • 4.8 • 37 Ratings

Behind every collector's obsession is a story. On "For Keeps," the world's most passionate enthusiasts share surprising tales about their personal collections — and their unbreakable connections with them.

    BONUS: "For Keeps" Featured on "MetaPod" (July 2022 Interview)

    BONUS: "For Keeps" Featured on "MetaPod" (July 2022 Interview)

    Happy holidays! In case you missed it, "For Keeps" was featured on this July 2022 episode of the podcast MetaPod. Special thanks to Wendy Morrill of MetaPod... enjoy!
    MetaPod's website: https://www.metapodshow.com
    Additional music by Chris Zabriskie
    Visit "For Keeps" online: https://www.forkeepspodcast.com
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    • 45 min
    100. The Activism Archive of John O'Brien

    100. The Activism Archive of John O'Brien

    Since his early teens in the 1960s, activist John O'Brien has fought for causes he believes in — gay rights, farmworkers' rights, and dozens of other movements championed by progressives. Along the way, he has amassed a sprawling archive of pins, medallions, membership cards, whistles, recordings, and other ephemera that vividly illustrate these struggles for change.
    A 2018 essay written by John about his archive: https://paudspins.wordpress.com/2018/07/12/the-stonewall-veteran-preserving-the-peoples-history/
    To contribute items or support to the archive, contact John:

    John O'Brien
    P. O. Box 1125
    Los Angeles, CA 90078
    causecollector@msn.com

    Opening theme by Still Flyin'
    Closing theme by Eric Frisch
    Additional music by Chris Zabriskie
    Visit "For Keeps" online: https://www.forkeepspodcast.com
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    • 37 min
    99. Shoehorns Aplenty, with Dr. Forest Tennant

    99. Shoehorns Aplenty, with Dr. Forest Tennant

    The humble shoehorn: Is it merely a mundane tool, or a portal to history, art, and human ingenuity? During his travels as a physician and researcher, Dr. Forest Tennant stumbled onto an unexpected passion for shoehorns, eventually collecting approximately 3,000 of them and showcasing them in a museum he founded in West Covina, California.
    The Tennant Shoehorn Museum: https://www.shoehornmuseum.org; ​ 626-278-4641 or 626-716-2689
    Opening theme by Still Flyin'
    Closing theme by Eric Frisch
    Additional music by Blue Dot Sessions
    Visit "For Keeps" online: https://www.forkeepspodcast.com
    Follow "For Keeps" on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/forkeepspodcast
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    Rate and review "For Keeps" on Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/for-keeps/id1257905885

    • 37 min
    98. Presidential Memorabilia and More, with Jim Warlick

    98. Presidential Memorabilia and More, with Jim Warlick

    Self-described "political entrepreneur" Jim Warlick has spent much of his life tracking down valuable presidential collectibles, including rare items once owned or used by John F. Kennedy, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Harry S. Truman — and he recently sold off many of his most impressive pieces to fund a historical monument in his North Carolina hometown.
    Jim's website: http://www.presidentialexperience.com/
    New Yorker article on Jim: https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/11/06/the-man-with-five-oval-offices
    Opening theme by Still Flyin'
    Closing theme by Eric Frisch
    Additional music by Blue Dot Sessions
    Visit "For Keeps" online: https://www.forkeepspodcast.com
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    • 39 min
    97. The Comedy Archives of Jeff Abraham

    97. The Comedy Archives of Jeff Abraham

    Entertainment publicist and author Jeff Abraham is endlessly expanding what he calls the Abraham Comedy Archives — which include roughly 5,000 comedy recordings from the well-known to the exceedingly rare, plus books, ephemera, and a wide range of personal items celebrating the work and lives of beloved comedians, including his favorite, Jerry Lewis.
    Jeff's book, "The Show Won't Go On: The Most Shocking, Bizarre, and Historic Deaths of Performers Onstage" (co-written with Burt Kearns): https://theshowwontgoon.com
    Opening theme by Still Flyin'
    Closing theme by Eric Frisch
    Additional music by TrackTribe and Blue Dot Sessions
    Visit "For Keeps" online: https://www.forkeepspodcast.com
    Follow "For Keeps" on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/forkeepspodcast
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    Rate and review "For Keeps" on Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/for-keeps/id1257905885

    • 39 min
    96. Basquiat Around the House, with Alexis Adler

    96. Basquiat Around the House, with Alexis Adler

    Just before Jean-Michel Basquiat became a big name in the 1980s art world, the up-and-coming artist shared a New York apartment with Alexis Adler, a scientist and photographer who snapped roughly 150 photos of her then-boyfriend and his creative endeavors. She's held onto those photos as well as many of Basquiat's creations, from drawings to clothing that he painted in his inimitable way, sharing them in numerous exhibitions.
    Alexis's website: https://www.alexisadler.com
    Press release announcing the "Our Friend, Jean" exhibition: https://www.prunderground.com/brooklyns-bishop-gallery-launches-historically-black-collegeuniversity-art-tour-2/00284287/
    Opening theme by Still Flyin'
    Closing theme by Eric Frisch
    Additional music by El Keter (listen on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/2pVAauULq0rCwBe7F87Fvz)
    www.forkeepspodcast.com
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    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
37 Ratings

37 Ratings

Sickbone ,

Great podcast and always great content

David has a great skill of making each guest’s passion is undeniably fun to listen to and it feels like the listener is sitting in on a conversation. Each episode is a gem no matter the subject! Really is a fun and compelling podcast.

Donnnie ,

Be prepared to get lost….

Mr. Peterkofsky serves the Podcast medium well with his show “For Keeps”. His natural storytelling abilities coupled with engaging content, causes the listener to literally lose themselves in the episode. If only all podcasts were this good…

Emmy3212 ,

Nature boy

I would love for Brian to hear the a capella version of Nature Boy by The Real Group. It’s fantastic. Great episode.

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